Elks Run Watershed Group Hosts WaterFaire 2019
Join us Saturday, April 27 in the Lower Town between 11am and 2pm for Harpers Ferry WaterFaire 2019.
Bring the kids to the Lower Town for hands-on fun and films! Kids can use an EnviroScape to learn how water travels over land, streets, yards, drains — how our personal actions make a difference to protect our drinking water and streams.
Then carry jugs on a short “Walk for Water” to learnwhat it might be like to live in a place where you don’t have access to clean water. Nearly a billion people worldwide (many of them kids) get their drinking water. Carry water on a short route through Harpers Ferry. You’ll feel so lucky to have access to safe water in your home. And you’ll earn a cookie from Battlegrounds Coffee and Bakery for taking the walk.
Stop in True Treats Historic Candies to see 3 short films about local streams and the watershed groups to take care of them. Films start every 10 minutes, so stop in anytime!
WaterFaire 2019 is taking place during the Harpers Ferry Flip Flop Festival. The Flip Flop Festival is a two day, no charge community event, sponsored by the Harpers Ferry Town Foundation’s Trail & Town Alliance, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the towns of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar, WV. The Flip Flop Festival combines activities designed to promote “flip-flop thru-hikes” of the Appalachian Trail with activities that celebrate the beginning of the outdoor season in Harpers Ferry, as well as economic development for the Town and its merchants.
Home base for this year’s WaterFaire is the deck outside 180 High Street in Harpers Ferry’s Lower Town. Thanks to Tenfold Fair Trade Collection, Battlegrounds Coffee and Bakery, True Treats Historic Candies, the Town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Conservation Agency, and The Downstream Project for supporting Elks Run.
Funding for the event has been provided by West Virginia Rivers Coalition.